What Are Dermal Fillers and What Do They Do?

What Are Dermal Fillers and What Do They Do?

Are you frustrated with wrinkles or thin lips?

Are you looking for an effective way of looking younger without surgery?

If you want results without going under the knife, you’re not alone. In fact, more and more people are wanting to get rid of wrinkles or get plump lips without surgery. The answer if dermal fillers and the desire for such is expected to grow 13% by 2023.

What are dermal fillers? Check out everything you need to know about these face fillers.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

You’re probably familiar with the term but have you ever asked yourself “what is a dermal filler?” Dermal fillers are injectables that instantly plump up the skin and smooth wrinkles. Dermal fillers are gels that are made from naturally occurring hyaluronic acid. The results are natural looking and subtle.

As we age, our skin naturally loses collagen that contains hyaluronic acid. This makes the skin wrinkle and sag. Dermal fillers restore the lost collagen while also encouraging the body to create its own collagen.

Along with treating lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers are great for lip enhancement. They can give you the beautiful, plump lips from your youth or that you’ve always desired.

What to Expect During and After Fillers

Now that you know what dermal fillers are you, you may be wondering what to expect during the procedure. The professional who will be injecting you will evaluate your facial structure and determine exactly where to put the filler.

Next, the areas the will be injected will be cleaned and you will receive a local anaesthetic either via an injection or an ointment. Then you will receive the injections. You can expect to have the areas massaged following the injections. The professional will ensure that enough filler is injected.

The entire process can last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. Patients describe the experience as tolerable with little discomfort. You may feel some discomfort over the next few days along with some redness and swelling.

How long do dermal fillers last? Results can be seen immediately and will last 6 to 24 months.

Who Shouldn’t Receive Dermal Fillers?

Fillers are a great option for men and women looking for subtle and natural changes. If you want a more drastic and permanent change, this may not be the option for you.

If you have a skin disease or inflammation near the desired injection site, your provider will most likely tell you that injections should be avoided. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you should avoid injections as well, because there hasn’t been testing to determine safety.

You should always explain your medical history to your medical provider so that together you can determine the best method of treatment for you.

Schedule Your Procedure Today

Now you have the answer to, “What are dermal fillers?” If you want to turn back the hands of time and get a natural and subtle look, dermal fillers may be right for you.

Are you interested in skin treatments or cosmetic dentistry? Contact us today and make an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your goals.

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